I hate my iPhone 3G being naked

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Khryz, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Khryz macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2007
    After a week and a half I had to replace my iPhone 3G because the ringer switch button fell off, so I had to rip off my BSE front and back skins. I re-ordered more BSE skins the next day and they still haven't come yet (only been about less than a week) but I can't wait!

    I hate how finger prints get all over it, dust, and all the other little stuff that make it look bad. With the BSE on it looked amazing all the time.

    Anybody else feel this way?
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008

    not really, both my original and 3G have gone naked and they look great. If you really have a problem with it you could not use it for a week, go to the store and pick up something else, or get over it and realize it's a phone and things happen to them. Besides, in my opinion, iPhones with cases on them might as well be a free Nokia POS for how good they look.
  3. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2007
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    That's why I like the invisible skins because they still show off it's looks.
  4. Cask Guest

    Jul 14, 2008
    Yeap, mine goes only with an invisible shield sort of protector, much better than those horrible bulky cases, and I don't have to be cleaning up the screen everytime. I like it.
  5. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
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    No I leave my phone naked all the time. I just wipe it off at night to clear off the fingerprints and it's good to go.
  6. Mikey B macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

    Jan 4, 2008
    the island
    i hate it when my iPhone ISN"T naked.

    seriously, cases suck. (that includes IS or BSE in my book)
  7. granavefenix macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2008
    dress it!


    excuse me, too easy for joking with....
  8. deriko100 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2008
    New York
    What i recommend is just stay with the naked iPhone 3G the skin will start to give you problems and then youll go crazy, that happened to me so i just stopped using cases, and stopped using skins ( the only one i would use is for the screen ).
  9. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    Just go naked enough with the cases! You know you'll be replacing it in a year anyway when they come out with the a newer one plus those things will have almost no resell value on ebay unless it's 1st gen.
  10. Loonytik macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2008
  11. threezero macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2008
    i bet to differ. This is what i predict will happen. By the time the new iphone comes out, the current one 3g will be unlockable. And the new 1 will have the same distribution model as this one now which means it will be locked and require contract.

    so by that time 1st gen will be dirt cheap while the current 3g will maintain good resell value.

    pure speculation.
  12. selena12321, Oct 21, 2008
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    selena12321 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2008
    So, what did you do to cover your phone if I were in place of you I would have get case.
  13. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    My iPhone is as naked as the day it was manufactured and it is going to stay that way.
  14. Max E Verde macrumors regular

    Max E Verde

    Jan 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    My iPhone 3G has a belt buckle case where the iPhone comes easily out with only a screen protector on it. I am thinking of a real case for when its in my hands because I'm afraid its screen will crack like my iPhone 2G did

    But yeah no cases look as good as the iPhone 3G naked cause none of the case designers are Apple. And since Apple isn't known for making good accessories, maybe they should design a case for a 3rd party to manufacture? Like when they once designed a speaker holding for Altec Lansing.
  15. Clete2 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    I have a translucent skin, but it's still not as good as naked. The phone is beautiful naked, but I want it scratch-free. :-/ Also, I hate how the screen protector makes the screen look like crap. I'm considering buying a glossy one. :-/
  16. nhaque macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2008
    the incase slider looks alright though, i like the white border it gives
  17. ILBandit macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2008
    I was looking at those the other day, do they stay tight? Are they as slim / thin as they look on the site?
    I might just get one of those if they stay snug on the phone, and don't loosen up after a little time goes by.
    Have you had yours for quite a while?
  18. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    Cases suck mostly. The one I had caused more scratches to my phone than if I had left it naked. I don't think I'll ever use a case again--the iphone is a nice-looking piece of hardware and is more enjoyable without a case. It's a phone--and its meant to be handled a lot. Mines held up just fine since I ditched the case.
  19. Loonytik macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2008
    I have had mine for about 2 weeks and it is very tight. They are very slim and dockable for the most part. It doesn't cover the chrome bezel but it is still a very nice protection for the phone. Its almost like there is no case at all, which is what I like the most.

  20. ILBandit macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2008
    Thanks for the tip / response..
    Got mine last week. I love this case! It is perfect for what I wanted. Barely adds any bulk to the phone, but still protects it. It's not so sticky that I have any problems sliding it in and out of my pocket, but is rubbery enough to where it stays put, and doesn't slide around on the car seat like it did without a case.
    Plus it's nice having a different looking phone now. There are about 5 iphones in my office, I have the only red one now! LOL

    P.S. I'm also thinking about ordering a few more colors also, just to switch it up a little every once in a while.
  21. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
    I prefer my phone naked but after a simple 2 ft. drop cracked the screen apart, I opted for the inCase Slider. Still like it better naked, but not enough to risk another screen disaster. :/
  22. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    I recently picked up a couple of Cozip cases for my iPhone. They fit very snugly so it's almost like having a naked phone. It look great too.

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